Ipswich: Drunk who had samurai sword in kebab shop is jailed

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A DRUNK who sparked fears of a robbery when he entered an Ipswich kebab shop with a small samurai sword has been jailed.

Bevan Ash received four weeks’ imprisonment when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich.

The 49-year-old admitted possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Ash, of no fixed address, was arrested at around 8.50pm on April 14.

Police said they were called by staff at Perfect Kebabs in Falcon Street, Ipswich, after Ash went into the shop.

Officers were told a man had gone into the takeaway restaurant and had opened his coat to display a samurai sword to workers.

When police arrived they found an intoxicated Ash had walked away from the shop, past the Old Cattle Market bus station and was then outside Best Kebabs in Dog’s Head Street.

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An 11-inch samurai sword was found in his clothing.

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